Overview

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www.sanantonio.gov/careers

Closing Date:  4/22/2022

Under general supervision, is responsible for performing prophylactic and other preventive dental services in the Health Department, as authorized by the State Dental Practice Act. Working conditions are primarily in a medical environment. May be exposed to infectious
diseases. Must be willing to comply with all OSHA regulations and current immunization policies. May exercise direct supervision over assigned staff.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per SAMHD Policy DM13.2.  Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per SAMHD Policy DM15.1, all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision making that directly impact the communities we serve.

This position is a “grant funded” position, therefore unclassified and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Location: Various school clinic locations across Bexar County
Home Office: 4604 Centerview (78228)

Essential Job Functions:
Places dental sealants and fluoride varnish applications on teeth.
Conducts educational presentations for the prevention and control of dental diseases to children and parents, individually and in groups.
Maintains dental treatment equipment, instruments, and supplies.
Maintains accurate records of services rendered and submits reports on activities.
Provides oral health training to community partners.
Assists families in finding additional resources to care.
Orders clinical supplies and monitors inventory.
Maintains working relationship with community partners.
Coordinates community health events.
May provide supervision of support staff.
May assist in setting up clinic schedule.
May assist in the preparation of clinical budgets and reports.
Performing preventative dental services requires communicating and educating with presentations and training the community, operates dentistry and basic office equipment, sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling such as when maintaining dental treatment equipment, instruments, and supplies.
Performs related duties and fulfill responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements:
Graduation from a recognized school or college of dental hygiene accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and approved by the Board with a degree in dental hygiene.
No substitution for education is allowed.
This position requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License OR valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
Certified by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to apply pit and fissure sealants.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:3 years of experience working in an oral health program that serves children in community and school settings.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Bachelor’s Degree.
Active/Current Texas Registered Dental Hygienists License & CPR.

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About City of San Antonio Metro Health District

For more information regarding the position, visit the City of San Antonio’s employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx